Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: The road is marked with white diagonal stripes bordered by a broken white line. What does it mean?

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Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 130.

#2: As a driver, you may remove your seat belt when

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#3: You are travelling along a motorway. Which overhead sign tells you to leave the motorway at the next exit?

 
 
 
 
Leave motorway at next exit. Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#4: What do these zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings mean?

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#5: What does this sign mean?

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The falling or fallen rocks sign is used where there is a danger of rocks falling onto a road.

#6: Compared to a passenger car, the stopping distance of a large vehicle is:

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Large vehicles need a greater distance to stop.

Highway code rule: 126.

#7: A large vehicle is swinging into your lane ahead. What should you be prepared to do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#8: What does this sign tell you?

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Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.

#9: How are equestrian crossings different from other crossings?

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Equestrian crossings (or Pegasus crossings) are for horse riders. They have pavement barriers, wider crossing spaces, horse and rider figures in the light panels and either two sets of controls (one higher), or just one higher control panel.

Highway code rule: 27.

#10: You are driving on a dual carriageway. How can you spot a powered vehicle used by disabled people?

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On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people must have a flashing amber beacon.

Highway code rules: 220, 46.

#11: What should you do when you must stop in a congested tunnel?

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If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.

Highway code rule: 126.

#12: You are invited to a lunch where alcohol will be served. You know that you will have to drive a few hours later. What is your best course of action?

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The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. If you are going to drink, arrange another means of transport.

Alcohol take time to leave your body. You may be unfit to drive in the evening after drinking at lunchtime, or in the morning after drinking the previous evening.

Highway code rule: 95.

#13: There is a large vehicle ahead. It approaches a crossroads and signals left, but moves out to the right. What should you do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#14: You are following a vehicle at a safe distance on a slippery road. Another driver pulls into the gap between you and the vehicle ahead. What is the best thing to do in this situation?

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Adjust to the new situation. Drop back to regain a safe distance.

Highway code rule: 126.

#15: Throwing cans, paper or carrier bags out of a vehicle can endanger other road users, particularly:

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Do not throw anything out of a vehicle, for example, cigarette ends, cans, paper or carrier bags. This can endanger other road users, particularly motorcyclists and cyclists.

Highway code rule: 147.

#16: A two-second rule is used for:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#17: You are driving on a motorway. By mistake, you go past the exit that you wanted to take. What should you do?

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If you have missed your exit, or have taken the wrong route, carry on to the next exit. Never reverse, cross the central reservation, or drive against the traffic flow.

Highway code rule: 263.

#18: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#19: You have just passed these warning lights. What hazard would you expect to see next?

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This flashing amber signal may be installed below a school warning sign. It tells you that there may be children crossing the road ahead. Drive very slowly until you are clear of the area.

Highway code rule: 208.

#20: Why should you allow more space in front of your vehicle when following a large vehicle?

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Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.

If you are following too close, be aware that the driver may not be able to see you in the mirrors.

Pulling back is a good idea to both see and be seen.

Highway code rules: 126, 222.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

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